Program Information

Getting Starting with CU Teach:

You begin by taking Step 1 (EDUC 2020)

  • A 1-credit course that invites science and mathematics students to explore teaching as a career by providing first-hand experience co-teaching science/math lessons in local elementary classrooms.
  • Master teachers provide ongoing support and feedback.
  • Meets weekly on CU campus (1.25 hours/week) and involves 5 additional visits to a local elementary school.
  • After this course, you take Step 2 (EDUC 2030), which has a similar structure to Step 1, but in the context of middle school math or science teaching.

Coursework:

  • The CU Teach program is a four-year degree/licensure program that allows students to complete a rigorous education in a mathematics or science major and fulfill the requirements for a Colorado initial teaching license in Secondary (grades 7-12) Mathematics or Secondary Science.
  • For complete details on course plans and application, please click here for Math education or click here for Science education

Scholarship and Internship Opportunities:

  • CU Teach students may be eligible for a number of scholarships including Americorps and Noyce Fellowship. For more detailed CU Teach scholarship information click here.
  • For detailed scholarship and financial aid information for all programs in the School of Education, click here.
  • In addition, CU Teach students have opportunities to complete paid internships in local nonprofit science and mathematics organizations. For example, Science Discovery and the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation offer very attractive opportunities.

A Unique University Experience:

  • CU Teach students form a close community in which they can share experiences of college life through many special university resources devoted to them. The CU Teach student group provides professional, academic, and social support for students in the CU Teach program. They continue to support each other after graduation through a network that is part of the CU Teach new teacher induction program.

Support from Master Teachers:

  • Master teachers are CU Boulder faculty members who are veteran teachers of grades 6-12. They teach courses and coordinate/support real-life teaching experiences for CU Teach students. Master teachers mentor CU Teach students from their entrance into the program to post graduation and are accessible to the students as a consistent source of support.

Support from Mentor Teachers:

  • Mento teachers are teachers currently teaching in K-12 schools who help CU Teach students with feedback on lesson planning, teaching strategies, classroom management and other important issues that teachers face in today's classrooms.

Support from CU Teach Faculty:

  • Faculty members from both the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education work closely with CU Teach students. These faculty members all share an avid interest in K-12 education and discipline-specific educational research.

After Graduation:

  • CU Teach provides continued support for its graduates by offering face-to-face and/or online support through regularly scheduled professional development to help them overcome challenges in the classroom. This support extends through the School of Education's "Partners in Education" program and CU Teach.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about CU Teach.